This Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review was first published on Singapore’s first online installment plan provider Rely.sg
Do you still belong to the iPhone and Samsung phone squad or have you seen through all that branding and marketing hype to buy one of those Xiaomi phones are are equally great on function t half the price?
If you are tired of buying expensive phone accessories associated with these brand giants, maybe it is time to give China-born Xiaomi a go. After all, those who have converted have little regrets for the cheaper price paid and equally awesome functions. So if it’s time to renew your phone contract and you are looking for a new phone, you might want to find out more about the Redmi 4A and consider it for your next phone.
For a start, the Redmi 4A is super affordable considering its specs. Listed on rely.sg, the phone only costs $149, or $54.73 for a 3-month instalment plan. That is a far cry from the usual smartphones from big brands we know in the market. Even a school student can easily afford this!
There was a time where small was sexy, but in the last 2 years, the trends have reversed. Phone manufacturers keep coming up with phones that are palm size and larger, with some seemingly resembling more like tablets than phones. If you still like to have your phone within palm size, the Xiaomi Red 4A is perfect.
A brilliant 5-inch HD screen that weighs only 131.5 grams in a smooth metal texture. It also comes in the last fad colour – rose gold. Compare this to the latest iPhone 7 and 7 plus which are 5.4 and 6.23 inches respectively, which we found to be a little too much to handle.
These days, smartphones are more like mini computers than phones. In fact, how many of us actually use a phone for its main purpose of calling and messaging? Perhaps more often than not, we use it to check our emails, surf on social media, watch Youtube, play mobile games and send messages.
With so much to do on our phones, the one gripe most phone-users have is the battery life. You may love your iPhone, but who doesn’t know about its shorter than short battery life? In fact, most of us might even have our power bank and charger in our bags most of the time, adding on to the load we already have in our bags.
What’s a huge plus point with the Redmi is that its battery life can last up to 7 days, yes you read that right, 7 days! The Redmi 4A has been introduced with a low-power technology that helps it optimise its power system such that it translates into 7 days of performance on moderate usage. Even if it doesn’t last 7 days on end, more than 2 days of non-charging is already a good news in this day of short cellphone battery life.
Unless you are serious about photography, much can be achieved with the cameras on our smartphones these days. But there can still be a difference in quality between mass market phone.
At just around $150, you actually get a 13 megapixel HD phone camera with a host of functions that allow you to adjust colour tones, shoot high-resolution videos and categorise your phones according to different criteria. The front camera is 5 Megapixel, which is good enough for all the selfies and wefies you can take.
You might be familiar with a function on your computer which allows you to create separate accounts? With our cellphones holding more and more personal information, Xiaomi has actually created a similar function on the Redmi 4A, so that you can create a second space, customise its interface, keep private files and even lock it with a password!
This is a cool function which can help you keep 2 accounts on the same mobile app separate, or create a distinct space between work and personal information on your mobile phone.
With more than 100 million Redmi series handsets sold in 3 years, not using it because it is China-made is no longer an excuse. When you compare Xiaomi phones to other international brands, we don’t find it inferior in anyway – price, function, aesthetics – the Redmi 4A does win hands-down for us!